Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (FTNTT Faculty) Performance Review and Promotion

  1. The policies and procedures which govern the College’s ad hoc Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Performance Review and Promotion committees are included in the University Policy Register and the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement. Procedural and operational guidelines for these committees are provided annually by the Office of the Provost. These committees review materials relevant to the assigned duties and other contributions of full-time non-tenure track faculty who are candidates for renewals of appointment or promotion in rank, and to make recommendations to the Dean on each of these personnel decisions. The recommendations of this committee and the Dean, together with the materials assembled for the committee by the candidates, are forwarded to the Provost. 
  2. FTNTT Performance Review Committee
    1. The FTNTT Performance Review committee considers full-time non-tenure track candidates for any Performance Review specified by the FTNTT Collective Bargaining Agreement. The FTNTT Performance Review Committee is an ad hoc committee, selected by the CAE Dean, and is described below. 
    2. Performance Review Committee Membership
      1. The Performance Review Committee for any FTNTT faculty member at any stage of reappointment will consist of all FTNTT CAC members plus full-time non-tenure track members of the college as selected per the current FTNTT CBA. Per the Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, any tenured/tenure-track CAC member can act as advisor to the Dean on full-time non-tenure track reviews. No member shall vote on, join in the deliberation of, or make a recommendation on his or her own appointment. 
      2. The Dean of the CAE will serve as the Chair of the Performance Review Committee.
    3. Performance Review Committee Responsibilities
      The Performance Review Committee will evaluate candidates and advise the Dean regarding renewal on the basis of criteria specified in Section III.2 (Renewal of Appointment, Performance Reviews, and Promotion of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (FTNTT) Faculty) of this Handbook. This responsibility of the committee will be in accordance with University policies. Signed ballots will be used to record votes and upon appropriate notification of the outcome of the review the ballots will be made available if requested by the candidate. 
    4. Performance Review Committee Meetings
      The Performance Review Committee will be assembled per procedures in the FTNTT CBA and convened by the Dean and will meet as necessary to comply with deadlines in the FTNTT CBA, and in accordance with deadlines established by the University’s renewal, performance review, and promotion procedures.
  3. FTNTT Promotion Committee: The College-level Non-Tenure Track Promotion Advisory Board (NPAB)
    1. The Non-Tenure Track Promotion Advisory Board (hereinafter referred to as NPAB) considers full-time non-tenure track candidates for promotion to a higher rank. 
    2. NPAB Membership
      1. The NPAB shall consist of full-time non-tenure track faculty (FTNTT Faculty) representatives constituted by the Dean per procedures in the FTNTT CBA to serve on the College's NPAB. Normally, each NPAB will include three full-time non-tenure track FTNTT Faculty representatives from the Kent Campus. Whenever possible, all NPAB representatives should hold at least the rank of associate professor or associate lecturer. 
      2. The Dean of the CAE will serve as the non-voting Chair of the NPAB.
    3. NPAB Responsibilities
      1. The NPAB will evaluate candidates, will vote on candidates, and will make recommendations to the Dean for promotion, on the basis of criteria specified in Section III.2 (Renewal of Appointment, Performance Reviews, and Promotion of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (FTNTT) Faculty) of this Handbook. This responsibility of the NPAB committee will be in accordance with University policies. Signed ballots will be used to record votes and after notification by the Provost or President as appropriate, those ballots will be made available to the candidate on request. 
    4. NPAB Meetings
      1. The NPAB will be convened by the Dean and will meet as deemed necessary and in accordance with deadlines established by the University’s renewal, performance review, and promotion procedures.